Open Positions at the Center for Climate Science

Assistant Researcher in Regional Climate Change

Prof. Alex Hall at the UCLA Center for Climate Science seeks an Assistant Researcher to take a lead role in conducting and organizing research related to regional climate and regional climate change.

The UCLA Center for Climate Science enables real-world climate change problem-solving by developing innovative methods to produce fine-scale projections of future climate. It also builds earth system modeling frameworks to allow those projections to be used for interdisciplinary climate impacts research of practical use to stakeholders. Finally, the Center coordinates research collaborations and engages planners, decision-makers, the media, and the public.

Initially, the Assistant Researcher will focus on launching and coordinating recently funded projects. Over time, the Assistant Researcher will take responsibility for developing and maintaining a strong research program by managing and coordinating a team of students and postdocs; coordinating interdisciplinary research with other entities on campus, as well as external collaborators; and pursuing funding opportunities. Initially, the successful candidate will be closely mentored by Prof. Alex Hall. Thus the position is an excellent opportunity for a young researcher to gain leadership experience and influence the direction of a successful research center.

At present, there are 3 years of guaranteed funding for this position. The Center’s Director and Associate Director (Prof. Alex Hall and Ms. Katharine Reich) will be actively engaged with the successful candidate in obtaining funding to continue the position beyond 3 years.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and ideally, some research experience beyond the Ph.D. Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary, in addition to scientific creativity and strong technical skills. Experience mentoring students or postdocs and writing grants is desirable.

Applicants should submit (1) a statement of research interests and goals, no longer than one page, and (2) a complete CV, including contact information for three references. These materials should be addressed to Ms. Katharine Reich at Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more about the Center for Climate Science and Prof. Alex Hall’s research activities, visit

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Posted February 22, 2017